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Gene expression patterns may help determine time of death
International team of scientists led by Roderic Guigó at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona shows that changes in gene expression in different tissues can be used to predict the time of death of individuals. (2018-02-13)
Using computers to detect breast cancer
Jeffrey Golden, MD, comments on new research exploring the use of computer algorithms in detecting the spread of breast cancer to lymph nodes. (2017-12-12)
Linking heart attack damage to the spleen and kidney, an integrated study of heart failure
Ganesh Halade, who uses a mouse heart attack model to research ways to prevent heart failure, has published a functional and structural compendium of the simultaneous changes taking place in the heart, spleen and kidneys in mice during the period of acute heart failure immediately following a heart attack and during the longer period of chronic heart failure that comes next. (2017-11-15)
Findings show potential use of artificial intelligence in detecting spread of breast cancer
Computer algorithms detected the spread of cancer to lymph nodes in women with breast cancer as well as or better than pathologists. (2017-12-12)
Microscope using UV instead of visible light emerging as diagnostic tool
New MUSE technology obtains high-resolution images of fresh biopsies for analysis within minutes, eliminating need for conventional slides and preserving original tissue sample. (2017-12-04)
Researchers describe mechanism that underlies age-associated bone loss
A major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis -- the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. (2017-09-22)
New Pathology Atlas maps genes in cancer to accelerate progress in personalized medicine
A new Pathology Atlas is launched today with an analysis of all human genes in all major cancers showing the consequence of their corresponding protein levels for overall patient survival. (2017-08-17)
University of Leicester announces world first forensic technique
A team led by a University of Leicester forensic pathologist is believed to be the first in the world to use a new radiological approach for mass fatality investigation. (2006-02-24)
How liver cancer develops
Researchers at the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich have discovered a major mechanism in the development of liver cancer. (2017-09-11)
Inflammation drives progression of Alzheimer's
According to a study by scientists of the DZNE and the University of Bonn now published in the journal (2017-12-20)
Harnessing the power of genomic sequencing augments diagnosis and treatment of lymphoid cancer
A new study published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics has established that hybrid-capture sequencing is the method of choice for sequencing 'actionable' gene mutations across the most common forms of lymphoid cancer. (2018-02-08)
Expert panel issues new guidelines for lung cancer molecular testing
Guidelines add ROS1 to list of tests matching lung cancer with targeted treatments, among other updated recommendations. (2018-01-30)
Cells appearing normal may actually be harbingers of lung cancer
Airways near lung tumors provide clues to the genetics of cancer. (2014-03-07)
Higher brain glucose levels may mean more severe Alzheimer's
NIA scientists have found a connection between abnormalities in how the brain breaks down glucose and the severity of the signature amyloid plaques and tangles in the brain, as well as the onset of eventual outward symptoms, of Alzheimer's disease. (2017-11-06)
Millions of novel genetic variants found in 1000 Swedish individuals
An extensive exercise to map genetic variation in Sweden has found 33 million genetic variants, 10 million of which are novel. (2017-08-25)
AMP Iissues consensus guideline recommendations for NGS bioinformatics pipelines
The Association for Molecular Pathology, the premier global, non-profit molecular diagnostics professional society, today published 17 consensus recommendations to help clinical laboratory professionals achieve high-quality sequencing results and deliver better patient care. (2017-11-16)
Kent State researchers help find pathologic hallmarks of Alzheimer's in aged chimpanzee brains
Humans are considered uniquely susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, potentially due to genetic differences, changes in brain structure and function during evolution, and an increased lifespan. (2017-08-01)
Testing the accuracy of FDA-approved and lab-developed cancer genetics tests
Amid the debate about how much these tests should be regulated by the FDA, one question has gone unanswered: how well do LDTs and FDA-CDs perform? (2017-12-14)
Thyroid cancer discovery points to new treatments, prevention
The actions of a mutated protein in cells linked to thyroid cancer have been uncovered by researchers at Queen's University. (2006-11-15)
Researchers find infectious prions in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patient skin
In a Science Translational Medicine study published today, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers found that CJD patients also harbor infectious prions in their skin, albeit at lower levels. (2017-11-22)
Protein identified that drives initiation and growth of aggressive form of leukemia
A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has identified a new cancer-causing pathway behind most cases of an aggressive type of leukemia, findings that could lead to new targeted treatment approaches. (2017-10-03)
Monoclonal antibody 'cocktail' halts Zika infection, according to new Miller School study
A collaborative study led by a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher has found that a (2017-10-04)
UCLA study sheds light on genetic overlap between major psychiatric disorders
Most medical conditions are largely defined by their physical symptoms. (2018-02-08)
Computer model showed an optimal anti-amyloid treatment
One must activate amyloid degradation as soon as possible to prevent the appearance of the protein plaques in brain under Alzheimer's conditions. (2017-09-28)
Further clues in the fight against chronic fatigue syndrome
New findings regarding the pathology of chronic fatigue syndrome are bringing Griffith University researchers closer to identifying the cause of this disabling illness. (2016-05-10)
UQ research finds speech disorders can be assessed from a distance
There should be no barriers to providing high-quality speech pathology services, according to University of Queensland Ph.D. graduate Dr Anne Hill. (2009-01-11)
New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints. (2017-03-23)
Factors from common human bacteria may trigger multiple sclerosis
Current research suggests that a common oral bacterium may exacerbate autoimmune disease. (2009-11-23)
Study: History of gum disease increases cancer risk in older women
Postmenopausal women who have a history of gum disease also have a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study of more than 65,000 women that's also the first to report an association between gum disease and gallbladder cancer risk. (2017-08-01)
Potential therapy for congenital muscular dystrophy
Current research suggests laminin, a protein that helps cells stick together, may lead to enhanced muscle repair in muscular dystrophy. (2008-12-30)
Diabetes weakens your bones
Current research suggests that the inflammatory molecule TNF-alpha may contribute to delayed bone fracture healing in diabetics. (2009-09-28)
Rare genetic cause of peritoneal mesothelioma points to targeted therapy
BWH investigators have uncovered a new genetic cause of mesothelioma: a genetic rearrangement in the ALK gene, observed in three patients with peritoneal mesothelioma. (2017-09-14)
Microscope can scan tumors during surgery and examine cancer biopsies in 3-D
A new UW microscope could provide accurate real-time results during cancer-removal surgeries, potentially eliminating the 20 to 40 percent of women who have to undergo multiple lumpectomy surgeries because cancerous breast tissue is missed the first time around. (2017-06-26)
Tummy troubles -- gastrin key in bacterial-induced stomach cancer
Current research suggests that levels of gastrin play a key role in the development of Helicobacter-induced stomach cancer. (2009-06-24)
Antibody retards growth and induces death in liver cancer cells
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report a significant new advance in the search for an effective treatment for human liver cancer. (2007-07-11)
World-first to predict premature birth
Australian researchers and a pathology company have joined forces to develop a world-first computerized system which may reveal a way to predict premature birth with greater accuracy. (2008-09-07)
Major improvements made in engineering heart repair patches from stem cells
Researchers have engineered more viable heart repair patches from mixed stem cells. (2009-10-07)
Updated guideline for molecular testing and targeted therapies in lung cancer
A panel of leading experts in molecular pathology has issued new recommendations and updates to guidelines for molecular diagnostic testing of patients with lung cancer. (2018-01-23)
Progranulin and dementia -- a blood sample does not tell the full story!
The key neurodegeneration protein progranulin is regulated differently in cerebrospinal fluid than in serum. (2016-05-25)
Simple test predicts response to chemotherapy in lung cancer patients
Scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute have found that adenocarcinoma patients who undergo chemotherapy and surgery experience significantly improved survival rates when their tumor is lacking the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor protein. (2015-11-03)
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